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Department of Political Science and International Studies

Dr. Steven Jurek
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science and International Studies
Faculty Advisor, European Union Simulation (EuroSim)
233 Albert W. Brown Building
(585) 395-5677


Ph.D. in Political Science, University at Buffalo, 2007.
M.A. in Political Science, University at Buffalo, 2000.
B.S. in Political Science, University at Albany/Buffalo, 1996.

Research and Teaching Interests:

Comparative Politics.
European Integration.
Democratization in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Civil-military relations.
Political Geography.


Jurek, Steven J. and Anthony Scime. 2013. "Achieving Democratic Leadership: A Data Mined Prescription." Social Science Quarterly. Spring.

Jurek, Steven J. 2012. "Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic: Delaying Euro Adoption." Syracuse University: The EuroCrisis and the Future of the European Union. Sept. 21, Syracuse: NY.

Jurek, Steven J. and Farida Jalalzai. 2012. “Executive Representation Worldwide: Indistinguishable Elite, Multifarious Masses.” International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations, Volume 11, Issues 4, pp.71-84

James E. Campbell and Steve J. Jurek “The Decline of Competition and Change in Congressional Elections.”  In The United States Congress: A Century of Change, edited by Sunil Ahuja and Robert Dewhirst (Ohio State University Press, Fall 2005).

Courses Taught:

    PLS 112: Introduction to Comparative Politics.
    PLS 305: Politics of European Integration.
    PLS 338: Global Issues.
    PLS 340: European Political Systems.
    PLS 346: Eastern European Politics.
    PLS 447: Russia in Transition



Sat, Apr 26

APA & Library Services
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Research & Database Searching
noon - 1 pm